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Learn a New Language

Mango Language LearningWould you like to learn a new language? Maybe you would like to brush up on a language before an interview or even a holiday. We can offer you lots of language opportunities in our libraries, at home, and even on the go on your mobile phone or tablet.  You can learn a language by coming to an informal conversation exchange, you can learn online with Mango Languages (NEW Jan 2016) and you can borrow language learning books/CD/DVDs.

Mango Languages is an online resource that teaches real conversations in over 70 foreign languages. Use your library membership card barcode number to register and create a username and password. You can use Mango on your phone or tablet by downloading the Mango Languages app from your App Store.

Get the Full Article! Newspapers Online via the Library

Newspapers onlineWe have for some time provided online access in our branch libraries to the complete issues of Irish newspapers via our subscription to 'The Irish Times Newspaper Archive' and to the 'Irish Newspaper Archive'. Both subscriptions provide access to full digital copy and a search facility; the Irish Newspaper Archive giving access to most (all?) of the regional papers plus the Irish Independent and the Irish Examiner.

Important to bear in mind though that the most recent issues (in both subscriptions) may not be available, i.e. most recent daily will be some 7 to 10 days old, while weekly papers may not include the most recent issue.

A handy point of access to these subscriptions is provided on our Netvibes-based portal (note: both subscriptions available on library computers only).

ProQuest Newspaper Search

Free Online Training

Universal ClassOver 400 free online courses are now available to registered library users. You can learn in your own time, at your own pace!

We are pleased to announce the introduction of Universal Class Library Edition, a powerful new online continuing education service designed specifically for users of public libraries.

With over 400 courses, Universal Class provides free and high quality online training. The courses involve real instructors to guide your learning, video-based lessons and certificates of achievement.

Digital Magazines Now Available!

iPadWe are delighted to announce that we now provide free, unlimited access to a wide selection of full-colour, interactive digital magazines. And that means current and back issues! Whether your area of interest is entertainment, gardening, history, science, health, travel, cars, sports, or others besides, there is surely something to suit all tastes.

Here is just a flavour of the over 100 titles we provide access to: - Amateur Gardening, Astronomy, BBC History Magazine, Cosmopolitan, Digital Camera World, Heat, Ideal Home, Knit Today, National Geographic, Radio Times, Runner's World, The Economist, Total Film, What Car?, Woman's Own, Women's Health, Your Family Tree. Phew!

Register Now! To create a new account enter your library card barcode number and complete the short and simple registration form.

Online Databases Launched

City SealLast Wednesday (26th August) saw the formal launch of a new website hosting a range of databases totalling over 5 million records. The databases are useful for genealogy, local history and social history. Many of the databases were previously available and searchable separately on dublinheritage.ie, but the new site - databases.dublincity.ie - allows for integrated and enhanced searching while also giving access to an even greater number of databases.

New! Naxos Online Music Library

Naxos Music Library

What type of music do you like... classical, folk jazz, world? At the click of a mouse, you can now listen to your favourite pieces on demand or find out about your favourite composer. Naxos Online Music Library will allow you to do just that.

Touch-type Read and Spell - Online Computer Course

TTRSThe Central Library, Ilac Centre, is currently offering Touch-type Read and Spell (TTRS), an online computer course. As well as developing typing skills, TTRS is designed to benefit students of all ages who experience spelling, reading or writing difficulties. Students with dyslexia or literacy issues have found it helpful. This is a multisensory, structured, online course which assists students to learn at their own pace either in the library or at home. The Central Library has a number of licences available to library users.

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